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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Actors: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin
Director: Bob Clark
PG     2007     1hr 27min

Though Bob (Benjamin) Clark made his mark on Hollywood with films as diverse as Porky's and A Christmas Story, he began his career with this imaginative zombie tale. Alan Ormsby (who also wrote Paul Schrader's remake of Ca...  more »


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Actors: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin
Director: Bob Clark
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1972
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Carl Manes | 03/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"CHILDREN is so far ahead of its time, it must be seen to believe. A group of thespians attempt a Satanic ritual in a graveyard in a comic attempt to raise the dead, but their trespasses don't go unpunished as the corpses return to life to seek revenge. Director Bob Clark of BLACK CHRISTMAS fame brings us this awesome low-budget effort, which starts off with a very light and silly, but quickly descends into a terrifying and bloody zombie shocker. The purposefully over-the-top acting and dialog may turn many fans away initially, but it can be truly appreciated for its dark humor and pure camp value on repeated viewings. Once the evil spell is cast, the living dead that befall our motley group of heroes are completely unlike any other zombies in the genre, with make-up and costumes of all different shapes and designs. For the year it was made and the budget, the FX are very impressive, with many creepy zombies and no lack of blood and gore. The only thing more surprising than the zombies are the societal taboos that are obliterated in the film. It touches on everything from black magic, to homosexuality, and as far as necrophilia, all in a film shortly following NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Though the pacing may be inhibiting for first time viewers, this one is absolutely worth sitting through, and it demands repeat viewing for full effect. I love this film, it comes highly recommended and is a must-see zombie flick!

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies"